Change name of iPhone app

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Tradewind, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Tradewind macrumors member


    Apr 15, 2009
    Is there a way to change the display name of the app on the iPhone screen without jailbreaking it? Some applications have very convoluted names that tells nothing about the program, so I actually forget what the application does and ends up deleting it.
  2. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    I was wondering about modifing the file in the iTunes libarary, deleating off the phone then re-syncing to get it bacl on the phone.

    Worst thing is you'll need to deleate it and download again.
  3. siorai macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2007
    I would tend to doubt it just because there can be quite a few different files on the phone for an app. You would have to have access to those and then probably do some renaming/hex-edit hacking from there. That's if it's even possible once the app is compiled.
  4. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    The display name is in the plist file in the application bundle. If you unpackage the bundle and change the name the digital signature will no longer match and it won't install.

    So, no, you can't change the name without jailbreaking.

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